Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Asahi Glass Co., currently in negotiations with its Works Council and representatives of local trade unions, plans to close its solar glass production facility in Roux, Belgium. The factory closure will affect around 190 employees, but AGC has not yet determined how the closure will impact its financial results, it reports.
  • O'Neill, left, and TennantViracon named two new architectural sales representatives, Connor O’Neill and Tyler Tennant. Cameron Scripture, Viracon’s Western regional manager residing in Denver, will provide leadership and guidance to both O'Neill and Tennant, according to a Viracon release. O’Neill has participated in Viracon’s Field Sales Training Program since July 2013, and will relocate to...
  • Graham Architectural Products appointed Pat Conlon as director of operations, Terre Snare as eastern division sales manager, and Jim Barbour as central division sales manager to its team in York, Pa.  Conlon previously served as vice president of operations at Oakworks and TerraCycle. Most recently, he owned and operated the Conlon Group, which provided strategic planning and business...
  • LiteSentry Corp., which supplies automated glass inspection systems to glass fabricators, began fulfilling an order in December 2013 for seven new Osprey Distortion and Flatness Measurement Systems for Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions' fabrication plants in Texas, California, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Arizona, Florida and Indiana. These systems add to Trulite's existing six Osprey systems...
  • Crystal Windows & Doors' COO Steve Chen issued a response clarifying a Feb. 12 New York Post report, titled 'Queens glass maker moving due to city's high cost.' The article states that Crystal plans to expand to the suburbs—Westchester County or somewhere close to the city—due to the cost of doing business within city limits. Chen clarifies Crystal's intentions and future plans with its...
  • Intermolecular Inc. and Guardian Industries, working together since 2010 on the development of innovative coated glass products targeting a variety of end applications, plan to extend their collaborative development program and strategic IP licensing agreement through 2017, according to a Feb. 11 Guardian release. The contract extension provides for an immediate increase in resources, with both...
  • The Aluminum Extruders Council will host Robert DeFrancesco, attorney at law for Wiley Rein LLP, at the 2014 Annual Meeting & Leadership Conference. DeFrancesco will be making a special presentation, "The Rise of State-Owned Entities and Their Effects on Metal Trade: A Case Study, the U.S. Countervailing Duty Case Against Aluminum Extrusions from China," giving attendees a rare inside look at...
  • Paul W. Bush, PPG manager of technical services for flat glass, was elected to the board of the National Fenestration Rating Council, occupying the Fenestration Industry, primary glass manufacturer seat, according to a PPG release. “We are pleased to have Paul as a representative of PPG and primary glass manufacturers on the NFRC board,” said Richard A. Beuke, PPG vice president, flat glass...
  • The Mid-Atlantic Glass Association will host its 27th annual Glass Expo at Martin’s Crosswinds in Greenbelt, Md., on April 30, from 3 to 9 p.m. The only glass show in the Washington, D.C., area, Glass Expo 2014 features over 130 exhibitors showcasing the latest architectural glass and glazing products, curtain wall and storefront systems, equipment and machinery, tools, mirrors, bath enclosures,...
  • Technoform Bautec North America Inc. increased its capacity by 29 percent to meet growing demand for its polyamide thermal insulating strips, according to Technoform officials in a Feb. 10 release. Used in aluminum-framed windows, doors and façades, Technoform’s strips optimize thermal performance for both residential homes and commercial buildings.Technoform Bautec enhanced its production...
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  • John Swanson, editor and associate publisher of Window & Door, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014, in Manhattan. He was 52 years old.John started his publishing career at Ashlee Publishing in New York City in 1984. He was founding editor of fenestration, launched in 1987, the first North American magazine specifically targeting the residential window and door market. There he...
  • BairdThomsenKevin Baird has been named president of the Global Flat Glass Group for Guardian Industries Corp., and will assume full profit and loss responsibility of the business unit, according to a Jan. 10 announcement from the company. Baird replaces Scott Thomsen, who resigned for health reasons.Most recently, Baird has been president and CEO of SRG Global Inc., a Guardian company. SRG...
  • Apogee Enterprises, Inc. has acquired Alumicor Ltd., the Toronto-based fabricator of aluminum frames for window, storefront, entrance and curtain-wall products for the Canadian commercial construction market. The transaction is valued at approximately $52 million.Alumicor will be the seventh stand-alone business in the Apogee portfolio. Apogee is also parent company of Viracon, Harmon,...